Walking in North Norfolk

Walking in North Norfolk

Walking holidays at Cramner County Cottages in Norfolk

During your stay with us at Cranmer Country Cottages why not explore Norfolk’s market towns, villages and surrounding countryside and at the same time increase your physical activity. Any of our Norfolk luxury cottages provide an ideal base for walking holidays. Coot Cottage is the perfect small bolthole for walkers and cyclists visiting North Norfolk. Alternatively some of our larger communicating cottages provide a great base for walking groups who want to spend time together during the evenings. End you walking day with a dip in our luxury indoor heated swimming pool.

Discover Norfolk from a different perspective and get fit into the bargain with bracing marsh beach or pinewoods walks. The Holkham estate is within cycling distance from Cranmer Country Cottages and offers a number of walking routes. Alternatively, keen walkers can visit the numerous nature reserves or SSIs. Bird watching is a popular interest in Norfolk particularly suited to the coastal and wetland environments.

Keen walkers can start from Cranmer Country Cottages and join up with other trails – particularly Nelson’s Norfolk and the Holkham estate. Alternatively visitors can park and ride using a combination of walks and rides on the Norfolk coast Hopper Bus. The Norfolk Coast Hopper will take you as far as Cromer and King’s Lynn. A great place to stop on the way to King’s Lynn is Burnham Deepdale.  Although a centre for back packing and eco camping, Burnham Deepdale is a great place to explore on foot with the added bonus of a bustling information centre and a great cafe.

Local walks

for further information please see links and downloadable documents below:

http://www.walkinginnorfolk.co.uk/index.php

www.countrysideaccess.norfolk.gov.uk/circular-walks.aspx

www.holkham.co.uk/html/beach_walk.html

www.holkham.co.uk/html/nature_reserve.html

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/PeddarsWay/

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-blicklinghallgardenandpark.htm

Welcome to Home Farm Cranmer

Home Farm Cranmer was originally a dairy farm. Built in 1852 the Victorian buildings were designed as a model farm during Norfolk’s high farming period. We purchased the decaying outbuildings in 1998 with 7 acres of the original farmland. Today we are custodians of a further 168 acres of the arable farmland. We are keen to work alongside nature in preserving our rural landscape and are passionate about safeguarding the countryside for the benefit of future generations.

Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme

As part of our green commitment and dedication to ongoing conservation work at Home Farm our farmland has been entered into a HLS scheme managed by Natural England: primarily with preservation of the countryside and its inhabitants in mind.

“Natural England’s purpose is to conserve and enhance England’s natural environment – including its landscapes, biodiversity, geology and soils, natural resources, cultural heritage and other features of the built and natural environment.” 
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/default.aspx

About Us

We have lived at Home Farm for 12 years.  Initially we set out to restore and revive a collection of redundant victorian farm buildings breathing new life into the original model farm and creating a holiday accommodation business.  Our holiday cottages business was conceived and developed to be sustainable in the future and of benefit to our local community. More recently we have diversified into farming which has bought with it an even greater challenge. Living on site means that we are acutely aware of what goes on around us and we are very much a part of the farm and the award winning holiday accommodation businesses.

During our 17 years in Norfolk we have learned to appreciate the seasonal farming calendar and the changing landscape that surrounds us, bringing with it, year round dramatic skies,  the spectacle of winter migrating birds and sensational autumn colour.  We are keen to share the knowledge and experience of our location with guests of all ages, many of whom have become regulars and feel part of what we have achieved, others have become firm friends.

Farm Stay Members

Cranmer Country Cottages are members of Farm Stay UK who are a group of enthusiastic accommodation providers like us with properties located on or near UK farms working together to provide good quality and authentic UK Farm holidays. The properties represent a unique choice of stylish country dwellings ranging from handsome farmhouses built centuries ago to picturesque holiday cottages with chickens in the orchard and roses round the door. Whatever you choose, comfort is guaranteed, as is a warm, truly genuine welcome.